Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Compatible with Linux or with a language?

For a new system like nix, it might be easier and more effective to introduce
compatibility with a run-time for a popular language than doing the same for
a legacy operating system.

In the past, introducing trampolines and emulation for Linux might help to
run Linux binaries. However, if we aim at running, say, go programs,
it would be much easier and cleaner to provide support for its run time.